Soap Making Demonstration
10 am – 12 pm, Saturday, October 20, 2012
at the The Plant, located at 220 Lorax Lane in Pittsboro, North Carolina. For directions, click here.
Join Soapmaker Alan Russo for a soap making demonstration and learn to make natural, vegetable oil based soap, using the cold process method. We will start with some history than get into the science of saponification. We will go through the complete process from start to finish so you can learn to calculate and customize your own bars to your liking. Everyone goes home with a bar of natural soap.
Workshop is limited to 20 adults. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
- Registration only $15 and includes a bar of Sacred Sun Soap!
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Or mail your check to:
The Abundance Foundation
220 Lorax Lane #5
Pittsboro, NC 27312
About the Instructor
Alan Russo has been making artisan soaps for ten years and is the owner of Sacred Sun Bath and Body Products for which he creates natural bath and body products. Alan’s special interests are the historical and traditional uses of plants. In his spare time, Alan explores the beauty and many uses of the natural world through photography, woodturning, fossil collecting, astronomy, soapmaking, herbalism, and ethnobotany, to name a few.
He can start a fire using a hand made bow drill and build a wilderness shelter to snuggle into as the embers die down. Alan is an innovative cook, who develops recipes using local plants. Some of his recent culinary successes include Redbud Flower Pancakes, Sauteed Nettles, Acorn Muffins, Milkweed Seed Pods, Sumac Aide and Mimosa Water.
Alan blogs about his projects and experiences at Ethnobotanical Pursuits. His original inspiration came from Tom Brown of Tracking, Nature and Wilderness Survival School Fame. He has studied Chatham County plants for many years.
Questions? Call 919-533-5181 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org